Gear shift lever?

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David R.
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Gear shift lever?

Post by David R. » November 14th, 2019, 5:45 am

Top end of shift lever is stripped/rusted away. What should be here? I will need to weld up and restore. Wondering what original condition was? I would guess 5/16” fine female thread?
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Bob C
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Re: Gear shift lever?

Post by Bob C » November 14th, 2019, 8:32 am

I think what you are seeing is what's left of the shifter knob, just heat it up and it should unscrew.
3/8-24 male thread is what should be there.

Bob

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Re: Gear shift lever?

Post by David R. » November 14th, 2019, 9:00 am

OK thanks, I’ll take a closer look.

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Re: Gear shift lever?

Post by KimVanOrder » November 14th, 2019, 4:26 pm

KVO
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David R.
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Re: Gear shift lever?

Post by David R. » November 14th, 2019, 5:57 pm

There we go, even got a part number. Thanks again guys.I put penetrating oil on it and will give it a try, might take a little heat.

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Re: Gear shift lever?

Post by Neil Wilson » November 14th, 2019, 6:30 pm

Bob C wrote:
November 14th, 2019, 8:32 am
I think what you are seeing is what's left of the shifter knob, just heat it up and it should unscrew.
3/8-24 male thread is what should be there. Bob
The Snyder's link is https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/Prod ... hByKeyword for the four-speed. And yes threads are 3/8-24 (not 5/16-24 - for three-speed transmission).
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Re: Gear shift lever?

Post by Hayslip » November 15th, 2019, 2:53 pm

This knob recat as a BB part in the V8 era was also used on some of the 8N Ford tractors circa 1950 and is available from Steiner tractor at a lower price. I haven't viewed the Steiner example for authenticity.
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Re: Gear shift lever?

Post by David R. » November 22nd, 2019, 9:25 am

Rural King PN 591044 “Ford tractor all 4 & 5 speed 1950-1964”. $5.99
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Re: Gear shift lever?

Post by David R. » November 23rd, 2019, 1:03 pm

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